Content in my skin today. Spent the day under wraps so to speak. It was downright cold in the house late this morning when I finished the things I do in the morning … (sidenote: I find it interesting that this particular quest has me posting in the late afternoon or late at night, that’s new.).
I got cozy with a cup of tea, a plush pile of blanket and dachshunds, my bible and settled in to read Isaiah for bible college; listening to the comforting sound of the dryer running and the heatilator flickering in the kitchen. Thinking about the beginning of this week and this morning.
I set out this week with a daunting two-week schedule ahead; one that doesn’t include any needs of my grandmother’s care or the last-minute notification to watch Dad’s house while he’s away! Before these it was already chock full of busy.
In the last month I have begun to really prepare for the upcoming ,known and unknown, in prayer. The word says I have the strength for all things in Christ. ~Philippians 4:13 – and I need to believe this, or this schedule will be my unraveling!
I have been in the Word continually since Sunday! For bible study … for school … for challenges! For my life!
If you want to change anything in your life … your attitude … your situation … your life … I suggest you get in the Word! All the answers are there.
I have spent much of my mornings in the Word one way or the other for quite some time. Yet my pastor said something Sunday about complacency. I get my Word in various ways … but this week I began reading the Good Book directly. There is nothing wrong with devotionals and Christian blogs and articles. Still there is something about getting the Word directly from the mouth of God; exactly how He directed it be said.
In the Word I have found that this week is going smooth and easy.
I‘ve made sound decisions, found courage in my upcoming discomfort zones (stepping out into a portrait shoot as a community outreach in the next month; definitely not in my flower/leaf and puppy comfort zone) and I’ve rested in the peace of God about this bible college course I am taking ( I didn’t do well in the last course and ended with a C-; the disappointment was highschool all over again).
I’ve had pain … prayed it away. I should say I believed and praised it away … delving deeply into the truth that I need not be ill or in pain; as this has been graciously taken care of.
I’ve had aggravation and confrontation … and uprose the Spirit with the Word … with the answer … with the courage to be quiet within me, while dealing with the noise outside of me.
Now don’t get me wrong … the pain, the realization that something I thought was done was not, the bills; and life doing what life does, has happened.
Yet I did my best not to react. That sweet, still, small voice within my spirit soothed me today. I listened today. Things were what they should be, today; I allowed God to guide me.
I’m ok with me today … my attributes … my flaws and I hear Father’s contented sigh in my spirit because I didn’t question today, I didn’t attempt to be a bigger more vibrant Andrea today.
I was contented with the me He created, today.
I rested in the contentedness that is my Father’s plan today, and it was good. 🙂
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” ~Isaiah 30:21
I plan much of the same tomorrow … and being that my plan is to allow God to guide my day with His Word and His still, small voice I don’t think I have to worry too much about His chuckling at me.
Were you content in yourself today? Did life make you want to be more than who God made you?
Remember you were fearfully and wonderfully made. You are exactly who God made you to be and that is enough for today … and tomorrow, well He takes care of that.